Isabelle M. Bristol

Isabelle
M
Bristol
Research Associate II
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Email
ibristol@udel.edu
Expertise

Isabelle M. Bristol joined the Delaware Geological Survey as a Research Associate II in December 2023. Ms. Bristol previously worked as a geoscience researcher in academia and a geologist in the oil and gas industry. She is currently working on Data Preservation projects on both state and regional scales. Her primary research with DGS is focused on stratigraphic correlation efforts between Delaware and neighboring states.

Ms. Bristol’s research interests include ancient late-stage non-marine basin development and preservation in a variety of tectonic settings, determining provenance of clastic depositional systems, and modeling of ancient long-distance sediment transport.

DGS Projects and News
Education
University of Connecticut, 2019, M.S., Geosciences
Bucknell University, 2016, B.A., Geology, Minor: Dance
Activities

Geological Society of America Member
Association for Women Geoscientists
Society for Sedimentary Geology

External Publications

Bristol, I. (2019). Reconstructing Miocene Paleogeography of the Middlegate and Eastgate Basins, NV through Geologic Mapping and Sedimentary Provenance Analysis. Master's Theses. 1360. https://opencommons.uconn.edu/gs_theses/1360.

Bristol, I., Fosdick, J. C., & Colgan, J. P. (2018). Reconstructing Miocene Paleogeography of the Middlegate and Eastgate Basins, NV through Geologic Mapping and Sedimentary Provenance Analysis. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2018, pp. T41D-0331).

Bristol, I., Trop, J. M., & Benowitz, J. (2017). Major Miocene Paleodrainage in South-Central Alaska: Sedimentology, Depositional Age, and Provenance of Strata Exposed in the Southwestern Talkeetna Mountains. In Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Vol. 49, No. 4). doi: 10.1130/abs/2017CD-292545.

Bristol, I. M., Reid, M. M., Doe, M. F., Jones, J. V. I., McFarlane, C. M., & Daniel, C. G. (2014). U-Pb geochronology of newly recognized Mesoproterozoic (ca. 1.50 Ga) metatuffs in the upper Salt River Canyon, Arizona, and their potential correlation with metatuffs in the Picuris Mountains, New Mexico: Implications for the Proterozoic tectonic evolution. In Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Vol. 46, No. 6, p. 762).

Daniel, C. G., Doe, M. F., Bristol, I. M., Reid, M. M., Jones III, J. V., & McFarlane, C. R. M. (2014). Detrital zircon and metatuff age constraints on the timing of Mesoproterozoic deposition and orogenesis ca. 1.50–1.40 Ga across the southwestern United States and possible connections with the geologic evolution of the Belt Supergroup. In Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Vol. 46, No. 6, p. 827).